Australian Rainforests

Paperback | June 1, 1994

byPaul Adam

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The story of the Australian rainforests has important lessons for the conservation of rainforests throughout the world. This book gives a general account of these unique areas, covering what they are, where they are, how their present distribution has evolved, and concludes with a historicalaccount of human interaction with the rainforests from late Pleistocene times to the present. It aims to provide a broad framework that will enable new results to be considered in context.

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The story of the Australian rainforests has important lessons for the conservation of rainforests throughout the world. This book gives a general account of these unique areas, covering what they are, where they are, how their present distribution has evolved, and concludes with a historicalaccount of human interaction with the rainfo...

Paul Adam, Lecturer, School of Biological Science, University of New South Wales.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 9.69 × 9.69 × 0.01 inPublished:June 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198548729

ISBN - 13:9780198548720

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Australian environment1. Rainforest - definition and classification2. An overview of Australian rainforests3. Rainforest boundaries and the problem of mixed forests4. Regeneration and responses to disturbance5. Origins and history of Australian rainforest6. The rainforest fauna7. Mangroves8. The human influenceReferencesIndex

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`Overall this book is a highly useful text as an introduction to the literature on Australian rainforests. In a European context, it is to be recommended to forest ecology students, travellers to Australia, rainforest researchers, and those interested in the politics of forestry.'J.H.R. Heuch, Forestry, Vol. 69, No. 2, 1996